Ok so I know that this forum is flooded with posts asking about lower back dramas and I know that the advice is to see a specialist......but here goes anyway.
I have had a "lower back problem" for 18 months now and due to being posted three times in this period have had some real dramas with getting some continious physio. Each MO/Physio has given me a differing opinion ranging from a trapped cyiatic/femural nerve to muscle damage around the small bones running of to the left and right of vertabrae ( excuse my description ).
The symptoms I have are stiffness across lower back and into buttocks (dull ache in mornings) especially if I have to spend any ammount of time seated in cheap "classroom" style chairs. Sometimes I have shooting pains in left leg and sometimes numbness and pins and needles in right leg ( depends on how I am standing if that makes sense ). Also something I have real problems describing to MO/Physio is my gait. I feels like my pelvis moves with hips when walking, feel like I am walking like John Wayne ( feel my shoulder leading with each step ).
The physio I am under at the moment has me doing 4x15 sets of stretches ( like a type of press up with legs/hips on floor extending arms ) everyday and my symptoms have reduced now to an occasional dull ache in lower back ( again more in the morning for roughly first half hour till I am up and about warmed up etc ) but still the John walk. I had been biking,doing core muscle excercises, using a cross trainer as well as press ups and dips and taking it easy on the sit ups.
I am 6"2 large build and my weight is 95Kg could probably lose a couple of kilos be I am not flabby just big( oh yes also 31 ).
When I was a civvy I always had lower back pain but thought this was due to ten years of building work and all the heavy lifting involved. Now that I have had four years of hard training it has obviously magnified the problem.
I have started rehab several times but usually within a week my symptoms have all come back and it takes about 4-6 weeks for them to subside and then back to square one.I am now starting to get a little frustrated and down because I seem to be going around in circles.Its mainly running that seems to be causing the problems. I have decent trainers and try not to run to upright as extension is my problem apparently.
Like I stated at the start of my waffle I know I should see a specialist but with financial and work commitments twinned with the area I live in (not UK) it is going to be hard, not impossilble but hard and I also dont see why I shouild have to dip into my pocket use holiday etc.
Is there any procedure/system I can use to get a specialist to look at my back and have the army square it away for me.
Congratulations to anyone that can make head or tail of this post and thanks to any replies in advance